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Two new certification areas proposed

first_imgTwo new certification areas proposed October 15, 2005 Regular News The Board of Legal Specialization and Education has approved two new specialization areas and is looking at a third.Meeting in September at the Bar’s General Meeting in Tampa, the BLSE gave its okay to Intellectual Property Law and State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice as new certification areas. The latter was objected to by the Administrative Law Section, which said the title could be misleading.The BLSE plans to submit the two programs to the Program Evaluation Committee and the Bar Board of Governors at the board’s October 20-21 meeting for initial review. The governors could give their final approval at their December meeting and forward the new certification areas to the Supreme Court for final approval.The board also heard a proposal for subrogation law, but took no final action.The State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice certification is being pushed by the Government Lawyer Section, and immediate past Chair Keith Rizzardi said the section had worked with the Administrative Law Section and the Environmental and Land Use Law Section.At the last minute, he noted, a hitch developed with the Administrative Law Section, which did not like the words “administrative law” used in the title of the proposed new certification area.“It’s about the name to the extent that someone holding that certification would have that specialty,” said Deborah Kearney, chair of the Administrative Law Section. The section executive council, she said, thinks “that this certification would mislead the public that this [certified] person had some degree of experience or expertise in administrative law. That is the crux of the objection.“There are those in our section who had read this with a fine-tooth comb and who believe there are a number of ways a person could get certified without a shred of experience with the state or federal administrative procedure acts.”Rizzardi said part of the problem is how administrative law is defined. The Administrative Law Section sees it as F.S. Ch. 120 and its federal equivalent, he said, while the Government Lawyer Section sees a broader application. That includes lawyers who might work in the Sunshine Law or state government ethics, but not specifically Ch. 120, but still see themselves as administrative lawyers, he said.“We believe people who would pursue this certification would want to be defined this way,” Rizzardi said. “They would say, ‘We are administrative lawyers; we are government lawyers; we are both.’ Just because the Administrative Law Section doesn’t want to play doesn’t mean that the rest of us who put this proposal together are wrong.”He also noted that the two sections had worked well together on the proposal, until shortly before the BLSE meeting when the Administrative Law Section Executive Council voted 10-8 to oppose the certification plan.The BLSE eventually voted, with one objection, to approve the Government Lawyer Section proposal, with the name unchanged.On Intellectual Property certification, attorneys Jim Gale and Stephen E. Nagin noted that the Business Law Section and other interested groups were backing the proposal. They said the criteria were carefully drawn not only to define intellectual property, but also to allow people with related experience to qualify for the new certification.“The areas covered by intellectual property certification include the core areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and patent litigation, as well as related areas of trade secrets, covenants-not-to-compete, false advertising, unfair competition, and other areas of law that relate to the protection of intangible property rights,” Gale said after the meeting. “The areas of law to be certified are meant to be inclusive, rather than exclusive, in nature.”That means areas such as unfair business practices, secrecy, and antitrust could count in some cases, he said.“This area is ripe for certification due to the number of lawyers that have begun practicing in this burgeoning area of law and who are now holding themselves out to the public as practicing in the area of ‘Intellectual Property Law,’ he added. “having a certification. . . it will hopefully guide the public to those attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in this specialized area of the law. Additionally, this area of law is constantly changing and requiring additional education and training. requiring this additional education and training in order to maintain this certification, the public is assured of receiving high quality services from lawyers who are knowledgeable in these latest changes.”Dawna Bicknell, director of the Bar’s certification programs, said if approved by the Board of Governors by December, both certification areas would be submitted to the Supreme Court as part of the Bar’s annual rules package early next year. If the court approves that later in the year, the first certification testing in the new areas could occur as early as 2007.Attorney Sarah Clark Holloway addressed the BLSE about subrogation certification. She said it’s important to recognize the value of subrogation and the key role it plays with the insurance industry.“Insurance companies can spot trends in the claims that they pay. A good example of that is the Firestone tire litigation.. . . It is my understanding that Firestone tires were recalled based on a subrogation case,” Holloway said after the meeting. “If private individuals were trying to sustain this litigation against a giant multi-national corporation, they would have little chance of success, and this litigation benefits the consumer and the public as a whole.”Holloway said several areas of law could be impacted, noting she practices in auto and product liability subrogation, while others may practice in such areas of health benefits subrogation.“They [the BLSE] advised us they were going to consider our presentation and would be in touch with us regarding how they wanted us to proceed in the next step toward the certification process,” she said. BLSE gave thumbs up to Intellectual Property Law and State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Two new certification areas proposedlast_img read more

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BAT scheme cuts trustee numbers to relieve sponsor

first_imgThey are professional trustee Johan van Dulst, who has been appointed chairman, and Jaap Schepen, the former chair of the pension fund’s investment committee.The BAT scheme is not the first pension fund that has scaled back its board.Last year, Alliance, the €597m Dutch pension fund of food giant Nestlé, announced that it would reduce its board from 10 to eight members, citing “decreasing interest of potential candidates” for a board seat.The €931m scheme of food producer Royal Cosun introduced a similar board reduction at the expense of both a sponsor and a worker representative.Also last year, the €8.3bn pension fund of steelworks Hoogovens reduced its board by one-third to eight members, also bringing in a new and independent chair.The pension fund of British American Tobacco made clear that it had decided to stick to its board model of an even split between employer and employee representatives, after assessing all available options.However, it was not able to directly explain its choice when asked by IPE.The BAT scheme has approximately 2,430 participants and pensioners with four affiliated companies, including Theodorus Niemeyer.Its funding stood at 122.5% at September-end. Last year, it returned 6.2% on investments and granted its participants and pensioners a 0.18% rise through indexation.It reported asset management and transaction costs of 0.32% and 0.02% respectively and attributed the rise of administration costs from €436 to €521 per participant largely to the transition of its pensions administration to Dion Pension Services last year.The pension fund still carries out risk management, communication and asset management strategy in-house. The €640m Dutch pension fund of British American Tobacco (BAT) has reduced its trustee board by 25%, in part to unburden the employer as the main supplier of board members.On its website, the scheme said it had decreased the board’s size from eight trustees – with four representing the employer and two representing workers – to six.In the new setup, both the number of trustees representing the sponsor and the number of worker representatives have been halved.The scheme said it had added two independent trustees in order to increase the expertise on the board.last_img read more

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Ellsworth Teams Remain Undefeated

first_img admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Bio This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts ELLSWORTH — On Monday the girls prevailed over Hermon 5-0, getting wins by Grant, Harding, Winkleman and the doubles duos of Wadman and Maloney and White and Rachel Ball.In the boys’ 4-1 victory against the Hawks, Spencer Small and Reese at singles and Toothaker and Tyler Small and Harding and Albee at doubles were winners, with Hermon’s Jacob Reynolds besting Nathan Smith at third singles. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015last_img read more

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ThurstonTalk’s Weekend Event Calendar For Olympia

first_imgTemperatures are dropping slightly but the Olympia weekend weather forecast is still glorious.  Thurston County residents have a wide variety of activities on the events calendar for this weekend.  ThurstonTalk is your one-stop place for info about cool things happening around town.  Our full events calendar can be found here.Here’s a sampling of some events happening this weekend in Olympia.27 Feet of Art and More! – The Washington Center for the Performing Arts fills its gallery with local artists.  Art will be on exhibit through October 6th but kicks off on Friday.Waterfront Art Tour – A free waterfront art tour leaves from the Olympia Famers Market at 11:00 am on Saturday.  The one-hour tour highlights public art around downtown Olympia.Ballet Northwest Holds Auditions for the Nutcracker – On Saturday afternoon, dancers will view for spots in the holiday tradition of Ballet Northwest’s Nutcracker.Mijas – Bringing Women Together To Create Delicious Mexican Food – On the third Saturday of each month, a group of women, connected through SafePlace Olympia, prepare an authentic Mexican meal.  Reservations recommended.  Dinner served at the Governor Hotel in downtown Olympia from 3:00 – 9:00 pm.Salmon Migration Continues Through Downtown Olympia – I stopped by the 5th Avenue bridge on Thursday and the salmon are still schooling below the dam.  Swing by, take a peak, and learn about the migration process from the Pacific Ocean all the way to Tumwater Falls and the Deschutes River.ThurstonTalk aims to be your source for positive information and events happening in Olympia.  If you have a suggestion for a post, send us a note at [email protected]  For more events and to learn what’s happening in Olympia and the surrounding area, click here. Facebook15Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

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Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Sparky

first_imgFacebook82Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Sparky! If your heart’s desire is to add a sensitive and loyal companion in tune to his humans, you might want to check out this resume! Sparky is a 5-year-old (DOB 10/12/2013), 56-pound social guy who loves playing off-leash, at the dog park, going for walks, protecting his people, and enjoying an active life. If you have a child-free and cat-free home with a fenced yard and can provide love, exercise (he may be interested in agility if you are), and a grain-free/low protein diet, then he would be most willing to meet you and check out mutual chemistry! Sparky doesn’t mean to brag, but in addition to a pleasing personality, he is stunning with soulful eyes!If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Sparky in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-a-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email [email protected] or call 360-432-3091.Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.last_img read more

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Moon’s marvel: Gautam Gambhir calls for Sanju Samson’s inclusion in the Indian team after…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Zee NewsAdvertisement 5bnhyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsb83Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ec10l( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5xleWould you ever consider trying this?😱sh9kzCan your students do this? 🌚wRoller skating! Powered by Firework In the wake of India being the first country to attempt a landing on the Moon’s south pole, Gautam Gambhir used it as an analogy to sell Sanju Samson’s skills with a witty tweet after Harbhajan Singh praised the Rajasthan Royals batsman for his match-winning knock.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Zee NewsSanju Samson played a sensational knock of 91 off just 48 balls to steer the India A side to victory against South Africa A in his home town of Thiruvananthapuram. The batsman also proceeded to donate his match fees to the groundsmen who worked hard to ensure play during the rain-affected series.After seeing his display, Harbhajan Singh and Gautam Gambhir united to praise the flamboyant batsman and even pushed him as a potential No.4 candidate for India. The Turbanator was the first to put out a tweet for Samson which was soon followed with a response from the former Indian opener.Advertisement Check out what they tweeted:“Why not @IamSanjuSamson at number 4 in odi.. with good technique and good head on his shoulders.. well played today anyways against SA A.” Advertisement  “Yes @harbhajan_singh on current form and his skills this Southern Star, @IamSanjuSamson can bat even on Moon’s South Pole!!! I wonder if they had space on Vikram to carry this marvel of a batsman. Well done Sanju on scoring 91 off 48 balls against South Africa A side. Read Also:Crunching the numbers: Virat Kohli reveals his loathe for maths after getting 3/100Watch: David Warner’s hilarious response to an English fan calling him cheat Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bombers open AA tournament against Mark Isfeld Thursday

first_imgThe L.V. Rogers Bombers open the 2014 B.C. High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Thursday with a pair of games in round robin play.The Bombers, representing the Kootenay zone, meet Mark Isfeld of Courtney at 11 a.m. to begin play in the 16-team tournament.LVR battles host Princess Margaret at 3 p.m. to conclude Day one action. The Bombers then play Smithers in the final round robin game Friday at 9 a.m.The top four teams advance to the semi final round Friday afternoon.The semi final winners meet to determine the BC Champion Saturday.In 2013, the Bombers surprised many critics by advancing to the Final Four.However, the Bombers lost both playoff games to finish fourth in the tournament.LVR advanced to the provincial tournament by overpowering teams at the Kootenay Zone Championships held recently in Creston.last_img read more

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Federer passes five-set test to advance at US Open

first_imgLATEST STORIES National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal “I think this is going to give me a lot of confidence,” Federer said. “It’s important to go through all of these emotional roller coasters early. That pressure is not fun but it’s what you have to go through.”The match was Federer’s first since losing the Montreal final to Alexander Zverev nearly three weeks ago. He withdrew from Cincinnati with a sore back the following week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I was worried in the beginning from my back issue from a couple weeks ago but I loosened up,” Federer said, calling his back “extremely well” and adding “it’s only going to get better from here.”“To get through a five-set match you’ve got to be healthy. I believe this is going to give me great confidence in my game and my body.” Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Third seed Federer will next meet either Russia’s Mikhail Youzhny, who is 0-16 against him, or Slovenia’s Blaz Kavcic, 0-1 against Federer, as the Swiss chases a record sixth US Open crown.The 36-year-old Swiss, who won this year’s Wimbledon and Australian Open crowns, took the US Open titles from 2004-2008.The intense match came after limited preparation due to his back issues.“I always knew I was going to come in rusty or not great. I was hoping to start better,” Federer said. “I was being too cautious with my movement. In the second set it all started to come together.“I enjoyed myself even though I was maybe tired and nervous at the end. It was cool to be part of that match. I’m really excited I won.”ADVERTISEMENT Australia proves fertile talent pool for NBA Tiafoe was disappointed he could not stay atop Federer after breaking in the opening game.“He won by the skin of his teeth,” Tiafoe said. “I felt like when I was playing well, I was controlling most of the rallies. When I was hitting the ball big, he wasn’t really doing much except staying steady with me.”But that was enough. Federer has not made a first-round exit in a Grand Slam since the 2003 French Open and has never lost an opener on the New York hardcourts. But Tiafoe tested him.“It was more than a test,” Federer said. “It was exciting. It’s why I came to New York as well, to go through these emotions.”It also was Federer’s first match under the $150 million Arthur Ashe Stadium roof that became operational last year.“To see the new addition of the sliding roof, it’s wonderful,” Federer said. “I’m the lucky guy who got to play through the rain so I’m very happy about the roof.”Asked about the noise level with the roof closed, an issue that drew complaints from top-ranked rival Rafael Nadal, Federer said, “When you guys get going it’s even a better atmosphere than we used to have.”“I expected worse because I heard comments like this. I didn’t think it was that bad and when the crowd got into it, it was really cool… I felt like the energy was back in the building again. It was a lot of fun playing in that atmosphere.”Nadal and Federer have never faced each other at the US Open but could meet in this year’s semi-finals.And Federer is the only player who can dethrone Nadal as world number one at the US Open. NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 29: Frances Tiafoe congratulates Roger Federer of Switzerland after their match on Day Two of the 2017 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29, 2017 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. Clive Brunskill/Getty Images/AFPRoger Federer made a narrow escape in a tense five-set thriller Tuesday, sorting out worries about a back injury and poor preparation to reach the second round of the US Open.The 19-time Grand Slam champion outlasted 70th-ranked US 19-year-old Frances Tiafoe 4-6, 6-2, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 in a shockingly tough battle that boosted his hopes of a deep run on the New York hardcourts.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titlescenter_img Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay MOST READ Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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DONEGAL BAR AND RESTUARANT REACHES FINAL IN SEARCH FOR IRELAND’S BEST CHICKEN WINGS

first_imgA Donegal bar and restaurant has made it into the final of Ray D’Arcy’s search for Ireland’s best chicken wings!The hugely popular Casadh An TSúigáin is located in the heart of the village of Loughanure and is well renowned for serving up delicious food. However, its the bars Chicken Wings that have gained national attention and they are now one of three businesses in contention to be crowned ‘King of the Wings.’It was announced last week that Casadh An TSúigáin had been nominated for the accolade – and today they were told they had made the final three.They will be live on Ray D’Arcy’s show tomorrow between 3pm and 4.30pm where the winner will be announced.The bar posted the following on their Facebook timeline earlier,”Well we are in the top 3 in Ray D’arcys search for Irelands best Chicken Wings thanks to all of you for voting!!! “We will be live on the Ray D’arcy show tomorrow between 3pm and 4.30pm so tune in and let’s see who gets crowned King of the Wings!!!Casadh An TSúigáin is owned by former Donegal player Stephen Cassidy and we wish them well tomorrow.#Kingofthewings DONEGAL BAR AND RESTUARANT REACHES FINAL IN SEARCH FOR IRELAND’S BEST CHICKEN WINGS was last modified: July 16th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Featuresnewslast_img read more

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QPR will attack City, says Redknapp

first_imgHarry Redknapp says QPR plan to attack Manchester City at Loftus Road later today. Rangers adopted defensive tactics at Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea but boss Redknapp has hinted that he is ready to restore Bobby Zamora to the starting line-up and play with two up front against the out-of-form champions.He said: “City play an attacking game. They play with two strikers, play an open game and create lots of chances with the players they’ve got.“But we’re at home and it’s whether you go and fill the midfield and try to be hard to beat, or you have a go. I just feel we’re at home and we’ve got to have a go.“We almost got a point last week at Chelsea. We’ve got to have a go this week and see if we can pull off a big result.”Redknapp has confirmed that Joey Barton, Jordon Mutch and Nedum Onuoha have recovered from hamstring injuries and will be in his squad.See also:’Not the worst time’ to play City – RedknappFans ‘can make or break’ team – RedknappRangers trio back for Man City clashHarry denies QPR have sealed Defoe dealDefoe has still got it, insists QPR bossFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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